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The Barstool brand, known for its long-standing media platform originating in Boston, Massachusetts, and for its controversial founder David Portnoy, has officially launched an online sportsbook in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania.
The licensed and regulated service has a lot to offer for both new and seasoned sports bettors looking to place their online action legally. The Barstool Sportsbook PA provides a smooth user experience, plenty of betting markets and wager types, along with a unique brand presence that is sure to be a hit with “Stoolies” as well as “Kelly in Vegas” and “Megan Makin’ Money” fans.
Read below to find out more about the Barstool Sportsbook PA, its valuable welcome bonus, online banking options, wide array of sports wagering services, and plenty more.
In late January 2020, Penn National Gaming announced a 36% acquisition of Barstool Sports in a deal worth $163 million. Dubbed as an “exclusive sports betting and iCasino partnership,” the agreement linked the Barstool brand to one of the most established land-based casino brands in the United States.
Founded in 1972 and based out of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Penn National Gaming is a powerhouse in the U.S. casino realm that employs nearly 20,000 individuals according to 2017 numbers. Penn National’s influence could continue to increase thanks to its entry into the U.S. online sports betting market following the 2018 repeal of PASPA by the United States Supreme Court.
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Each new Barstool Sportsbook PA customer will receive a one-time new player bonus up to $1,000 upon successfully creating a verified account using our Barstool promo code. Once inside your new account, simply make a real money deposit of any amount and place your next cash wager.
This new player offer applies ONLY to the very first wager made on Barstool Sportsbook Pennsylvania, and will ONLY be valid for the specific amount of the initial sports wager that is made (capped at $1,000).
For example, if a new customer validates a new account and makes an initial deposit of $200 — to then place an initial wager of $100 — then only that single $100 first wager will be eligible for this bonus. After the first wager is placed, the welcome bonus is considered to be concluded and, if that first wager loses, then the $100 will be returned to your account in the form of bonus cash. If that initial first wager is a winner, then the wager will pay out as normal and the new customer will not receive any bonus funds from the Barstool Sportsbook.
This offer is only available to new customers who have not yet made a real money deposit with the Barstool Sportsbook. The offer also mandates that customers fulfill play-through requirements on their bonus cash in order to withdraw any of it. Luckily for Barstool PA bettors, the site’s bonus cash comes with a smooth 1x rollover.
It is also important to keep in mind that initial wagers that are settled using the “cash out” feature page are NOT eligible for this new player bonus.
In order to achieve verification upon signing up for a Barstool Sportsbook PA account, all new customers must fulfill the following prerequisites:
The Barstool Sportsbook utilizes the GeoComply plugin to verify that customers are physically located within the Keystone State when they place real money wagers or transactions with a Barstool Sportsbook account. So although it is not required for customers to be actual residents of Pennsylvania when patronizing Barstool Sportsbook PA, it WILL be necessary for all customers who use real money services to be physically located in PA when doing so.
Although not intuitive at all, there is somewhat of an outlier rule within the Keystone State that legal, licensed online sportsbook services — even if they are being accessed within a licensed PA land-based casino and EVEN IF they are being accessed within a casino that happens to have an exclusive partnership with the brand in question — CAN NOT be utilized.
So for example, if you would like to place a real money wager online with Barstool in the Keystone State, you will NOT be able to do this within a licensed PA land-based casino… not even on the property of Hollywood Casino & Racetrack in Grantville, which has a licensed partnership with Barstool.
This is an unfortunate rule and one that may be revised in the future. But for now, no online wagers are allowed inside licensed Pennsylvania land-based casinos.
The following is a list of some of the sports markets that Barstool Sportsbook Pennsylvania customers can place real money wagers on:
Barstool online customers in Pennsylvania can place the following types of real money wagers:
Both the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app and desktop website offer users of the brand a fresh and easy-to-use platform to place all of their action. We’ll break both options down in greater detail below.
The Barstool Sportsbook in Pennsylvania’s desktop client is a bit cumbersome when compared to its competitors. Basically speaking, there are too many scroll-down options, too much clutter, and “pop-out” options that must be clicked on to enable or disable, and the loading times can also be slower than services offered by its competition in the Keystone State.
With that said, the options that most online sports bettors typically seek when placing real money wagers are indeed present… it’s just that more time could have been put in to make the overall layout and formatting of how the information appears easier to navigate.
The menu on the left-hand side displays various types of wagers, promotional details, and links to other Barstool online services, while the middle portion of the desktop client is reserved for the actual betting markets and the available wagers that can be made. The right-hand side of the desktop client contains the customer’s bet slip, but it must be enabled or disabled manually in order to pop in or pop out.
The color scheme for the desktop version is also a bit different from most competitors in that it displays a lot of dark lettering on light-colored backgrounds — or opaque/grayed-out letting over its darker backgrounds. Customers who have colorblind conditions (specifically tritanopia) likely won’t appreciate this because of the eye-squinting necessary to clearly detail some of the letterings, even with larger fonts when these hues are placed on top of one another. However, the lettering and backgrounds DO contrast enough so that even the most colorblind individuals will not be confronted with “disappearing” or “phantom” shades of lettering.
The Barstool Sportsbook mobile app is free to download for both iOS and Android users.
The Android version can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, while the iOS version (for iPhones, iPod Touch devices, and iPads) can be accessed through Apple’s App Store.
The Barstool Sportsbook PA app provides a seamless experience compared to its competitors, as it can be easily manipulated to bring up the desired screen or betting options… something that smart device users are very accustomed to via touching and tapping.
All of Barstool’s betting options and markets can be easily accessed by swiping to bring up the corresponding module and place bets in a manner that is intuitive and without hassle.
Keep in mind that while the actual mobile device downloads may list the app as 17+, the real money Barstool Sportsbook Pennsylvania service is ONLY available to individuals who are physically located within the Keystone State and are AT LEAST 21 years of age.
There are multiple ways to make deposits and withdraw funds to and from your Barstool Online Sportsbook account in Pennsylvania. Some banking options however are only available for deposits, so consult the list of availability below for more clarity.
The Barstool Sportsbook in Pennsylvania is tied to parent company Penn National Gaming and has a partnership with the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, PA. The Barstool Sportsbook launched in Pennsylvania in September 2020.
Barstool’s online sports betting service is officially licensed through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), which is responsible for the oversight of authorized live and online gambling and sports betting services within the Keystone State.
The Barstool Sportsbook in Pennsylvania provides an extensive FAQ sheet that can be accessed from the left-hand menu and thoroughly explains the different “house rules” for each type of betting market and wager when participating in the real money wagering service in PA. Simply scroll through the available text to seek the answer to any questions you may have about Barstool Sportsbook PA’s rules.
There are also live chat and email services available for customers who require assistance or who would like to learn more about the Barstool experience. Regardless of what your issue may be, simply click on ‘Customer Support’ in the menu on the left-hand side and select either option down below. Emails can be addressed to [email protected].